May 2010 archive

A few more Abbotsbury Photos

Warmest Weekend of the year……so far!

Well the weekend just gone was apparently the warmest so far this year, with temperatures out doing the med and parts of Spain and I have to say “about time too”.  It was a nasty, cold, dull and long winter this year and a bit of sun is most welcomed. Having bought my self a …

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A budget hotel that does not suck, is that possible?

I am not the biggest fan of budget or cheap hotels, I like my home comforts.  This could be because I spent several months living in a travel lodge a few years ago, or because when growing up I was taken to some fantastic hotels when travelling with my parents, who can say.  Well I am reconsidering now.  Yes …

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Devil’s Dictionary for High Tech

I found this on a great site called “onproductmanagement.net” enjoyed it so much I thought I would share with you all. Agile: n. A philosophy of project management where long term planning is replaced by short term thinking. Bug Scrub: n. A meeting aimed at deciding which product issues can be swept under the carpet …

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How do I setup MS Outlook 2007 with POP3 on my 123-reg account?

1. Start Outlook 2007 from the Start Menu, from the main window you will be able to set up Outlook 2007 to send and retrieve mail from the email account you have hosted with 123-reg.co.uk. Click on Tools -> E-mail Accounts to enter into this set-up process 2. Select POP3 and then click the Next button. 3. Enter …

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Summer is here at last!

  SUMMER is here as staff at Abbotsbury Swannery celebrate the latest addition to their flock – the first cygnet to hatch. According to Benedictine Monk legend the hatching of the first baby swan marks the first day of summer and now staff are preparing themselves for the hundreds of cygnets which are set to …

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How to setup Thunderbird on 123-reg.co.uk

1. If this is the first time you have accessed Thunderbird, it will automatically start the Account Wizard. Select Email Account then click Next Tip: If this does not happen then click on the Tools menu, then click the Account Settings option and click the Add Account button. 2. Enter your name and email address. These will …

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Chrome vs ?????

I have been using Googles Chrome since it was in beta, and in general have been very satisfied with it’s performance.  Coming from the browser route of Lynx -> Netscape -> Firefox there has never been a time when apart from in the office I have ever really used Internet Explorer, often finding when I have …

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